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Principal Pharmacist - Training and Workforce Development

Band 8c

Main area
Band 8c
Full time
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University Hospital of Wales
£65,664 - £75,874 per annum
Salary period
03/11/2021 23:59



Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.


The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Principal Pharmacist, Training and Workforce development Band 8c

Caring for People, Keeping People Well

Help make a difference. We are looking for an experienced pharmacist with exceptional leadership qualities to join our dynamic team and take forward our training and workforce development activities across the integrated Health Board. You will support our aspiration to deliver high quality patient care through our staff and implementation of sustainable strategic and operational plans.

With managerial accountability for all staff in formal training programmes and strategic responsibility for workforce planning, clinical governance, research and audit across the Training and Workforce development section you will ensure staff are able to provide safe, effective and patient-focussed services.

You will also maintain connections with wider multidisciplinary teams and deliver results through staff engagement, championing learning, capability and capacity development.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, decision-making and specialist transformational skills with evidence of recent service development at senior management level through the application of modern improvement methodologies.

The diverse primary, secondary and tertiary clinical services provided by the Health Board are reflected in the challenges welcomed daily by our staff. We are looking for an individual who shares the values that demonstrate our commitment to our patients:

  • we care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • we trust and respect one another
  • we take personal responsibility
  • we treat people with kindness and
  • we act with integrity.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information, please contact Darrell Baker, Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Management on 029 2074 4331